Edd Donovan

"Summery alt-country to gladden the heart" - Tom Robinson, 6Music. 

“A natural storyteller and reflective lyricist” Maverick Magazine

Edd Donovan is a highly distinctive singer and songwriter with a rare, original talent. His sound is heartfelt – comforting, yet challenging – wise. Originally from Merseyside, he has made his home in Cheltenham.

Edd’s professional experience as a Social Worker has inspired a number of his songs and The Guardian’s article on Edd “The Singing Social Worker” gained his songwriting international attention. 

His 2nd album was described as a remarkable piece of originality; a collection of thought provoking, (sometimes) challenging, yet beautiful songs that shine a light on modern life. Tracks have been played on BBC6 Music, various BBC folk shows, Baylen Leonard's Front Porch show, BBC Introducing and many folk and americana radio shows internationally. 

Edd has opened for various contemporary folk songwriters and americana artists including Ralph McTell, Scott Matthews, Reg Meuross, Boo Hewerdine, Eliza Carthy, Devon Sproule, John Smith, John Southworth, Micah P. Hinson. He has played festival stages, as a solo artist and through to a full band show, including Bristol Folk Festival, Wychwood Festival, Gate to Southwell Festival, Green Gathering, Blissfields, Altitude VF. He will be performing a duo set at Bury Folk Festival with Emma Parker on harmony vocals.


Edd Donovan